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Paris Olympics; Aussies divers and swimmers within the medals at world champs


Australian divers have picked up their fourth medal on the World Aquatics Championships whereas open water swimmer Chelsea Gubecka added to her silver assortment with a second inserting within the girls’s 5km.

Dynamic duo Anabelle Smith and Maddison Keeney secured silver within the 3m springboard synchronised last in Doha, ending behind the dominant Chinese language pair.

For 31-year-old Smith it was a 3rd world championship medal 13 years since she received her first as an adolescent with Sharleen Stratton in the identical occasion in Shanghai 2011.

It took the Australian tally to 4 medals within the diving pool, headed by Alysha Koloi’s gold and Li Shixin’s silver within the 1m springboard occasions.

Gubecka added to the nationwide haul with a second inserting within the girls’s 5km on the Outdated Doha Port, solely dropping out to Dutch veteran Sharon van Rouwendaal, who got here from a physique size down with 150m remaining, to catch Gubecka, who was completed simply two seconds behind.

Having already certified for Paris on the again of her silver medal on the world championships in July, Gubecka, 25, was rested from her signature 10km occasion to compete in ocean swimming’s “dash”.

“It was tougher than I believed to sit down and watch the 10km earlier this week, so it was actually nice to get on the market,“ she mentioned.

“There are issues to consider and a few takeaways … I didn’t actually know my kind coming in so simply wished to check and see how we had been progressing.

“And at this time’s consequence cements that what we’re doing at residence is correct, so I’m actually blissful to stroll away with a silver … Sharon (van Rouwendaal) is such a category act … and there’s one race to go for us.”

The majority of Australia’s Paris-bound swim group have skipped the occasion in Doha to deal with the Olympics.

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